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Vive la Compagnie
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Words & music: (?)
(published by F. D. Benteen, Baltimore, 1844)
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1.
Let Bachus to Venus libations pour forth,
Vive la compagnie,
And let us make use of our time while it lasts,
Vive la compagnie.
Chorus:
Oh! Vive la, vive la, vive l’amour,
Vive la, vive la, vive l’amour.
Vive l'amour, vive l’amour,
Vive la compagnie
2.
Let ev’ry old Bachelor fill up his glass,
Vive la compagnie,
And drink to the health of his favorite lass,
Vive la compagnie,
Chorus:
3.
Let ev’ry married man drink to his wife,
Vive la compagnie,
The friends of his bosom and comfort of his life,
Vive la compagnie.
Chorus:
4.
Come fill up your glasses, I’ll give you a toast,
Vive la compagnie,
Here’s a health to our friend - our kind, worthy host,
Vive la compagnie.
Chorus:
5.
Since all, with good humor, I’ve toasted so free,
Vive la compagnie,
I hope it will please you to drink now with me,
Vive la compagnie.
Chorus:
   
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